Openings, Closings and Amalgamations

Details of schools opened, closed or amalgamated over the past 3 years.

Opening, closing and amalgamating of schools

A list of schools, grouped by Education Authority (EA) regions, confirmed as opening, closing or amalgamating.

Schools Plus

Although a school may be closed, you may still view the school details on the Department’s website. To search for the closed school, select status as ‘closed’.

Belfast region

  • Orangefield High School, closed with effect from 31 August 2014
  • Avoniel Primary School, closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Holy Family Nursery School, closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • St Patricks College and Little Flower Girls closed with effect from 31 August 2017 and formed New Blessed Trinity College with effect from 1 September 2017

Western region

  • St Anne’s Girls’ and Barrack Street Boys’ Primary Schools amalgamated to form St Catherine’s Primary School with effect from 1 September 2014
  • Belmont House and Foyle View Schools amalgamated to form Ardnashee School and College with effect from 1 September 2014
  • Immaculate Conception College closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Anthony’s Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Macartan’s Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Envagh Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Francis of Assisi Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Craigbrack Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Gaelcholaíste Dhoire opened with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Gortnagarn Primary School, Omagh closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Evish Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Portora Royal Grammar and Collegiate Grammar, Enniskillen amalgamated to form Enniskillen Royal Grammar School with effect from 1 September 2016
  • St Comhgall’s College and St Eugene’s College closed with effect from 31 August 2017 and formed St Kevin’s College, Lisnaskea with effect from 1 September 2017

  • St Matthew’s Primary School, Garvaghey closed with effect from 31 January 2018

  • Magheralough Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2018

North Eastern region

  • Ballee Community High School closed with effect from 31 August 2014
  • Monkstown and Newtownabbey Community High Schools amalgamated to form Abbey Community College with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Mallusk Primary School changed status from controlled to controlled integrated with effect from 1 September 2015 and is now known as Mallusk Controlled Integrated Primary School
  • Coleraine Academical Institution and Coleraine High School amalgamated to form Coleraine Grammar School with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Kilcoan and Mullaghdubh Primary Schools closed with effect from 31 August 2016 and formed Islandmagee Primary School with effect from 1 September 2016
  • Altayeskey Primary School, Magherafelt closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Glenravel Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School, Glenravel amalgamated to form Mary Queen of Peace Primary School with effect from 1 September 2016
  • Carrickfergus Academy will open with effect from1 September 2018 shared site with Carrickfergus College and Downshire School
  • Carrickfergus College will close with effect from 31 August 2018
  • Downshire School will close with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Mary's College Clady closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Paul's College Kilrea closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Conor's College Clady opened with effect from 31 August 2018

South Eastern region

  • Dunmurry High School closed with effect from 31 August 2012
  • Ballykeigle Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2012
  • Redburn Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2012
  • Down High School, Preparatory Department, closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Luke’s and St Mark’s Primary Schools amalgamated to form Holy Evangelist Primary School with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Knockbreda and Newtownbreda High Schools amalgamated to form Breda Academy with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Cygnet House Preparatory Department closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Loughries Primary School changed status from controlled to controlled integrated with effect from 1 September 2016 and is now known as Loughries Controlled Integrated Primary School
  • Killyleagh Primary School changed status from controlled to controlled integrated with effect from 1 September 2016 and is now known as Killyleagh Controlled Integrated Primary School
  • Tullycarnet Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2017

Southern region

  • Clontifleece Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2014
  • St Colman’s Abbey and St Clare’s Convent Primary School amalgamated to form St Clare’s Abbey Primary School with effect from 1 September 2014
  • Crievagh Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Brigid’s High School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Michael’s Grammar School, St Mary’s High School and St Paul’s Junior High School amalgamated to form St Ronan’s College with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Anamar Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • Drumcree College closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • St John the Baptist College, Portadown opened with effect from 1 September 2017
  • St James’ Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • St Brigid’s Primary School, Augher closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • St Columban's Primary School Kilkeel opened with effect from 1 September 2018
  • Moneydarragh Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Joseph's Primary School Ballymartin closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Mary's Primary School Glassdrumman closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Columban's College Kilkeel closed with effect from 31 August 2018

 

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